by Charmaine Ngatjiheue

Minister of health and social services Kalumbi Shangula on Tuesday night announced two new positive Covid-19 cases.
“One from Walvis Bay and one from Oshana. One has no established contacts with a confirmed case. One presented with symptoms at the time of specimen collection. Both are in a stable condition,” he said.

This brings Namibia’s total number of Covid-19 cases to 205.

Shangula said case number 204 is a 39-year-old Namibian and a resident of the Ohangwena region. She went to Oshakati on 24 June to visit her child.
Shangula said the patient visited relatives at Walvis Bay on 5 May and returned on 17 June.

“She was tested at Oshakati on 24 June when the team learnt she had recently travelled to Walvis Bay. She was then quarantined. No contact to a confirmed case could be established. She did not have Covid-19-related symptoms,” the minister said.

Shangula said case number 205 is a 28-year-old Namibian female from Walvis Bay and a contact of a confirmed case.

She was tested on the 22 June as she presented with symptoms.

Namibia now has 205 cases, 24 recoveries, 182 active cases and no deaths. The country has thus far tested 9 289 samples, with 831 contacts identified.

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